by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
Did You Know:
There were two players with at least 350 PA in 2014 who posted a BABIP of .400+:
- Danny Santana – .405
- Drew Stubbs – .404
Since 2000 only three other players with at least 350 PA in a season who posted a BABIP of .400+
- Manny Ramirez (2000) – .403
- Jose Hernandez (2002) – .404
- Joey Votto (2012) – .404
No one is going to make the mistake of overvaluing Stubbs, who is a part-time player and not guaranteed AB. Santana, however, is a different story.
We took an in-depth look at him in January (click here to view), and this is just further proof that his 2014 success was buoyed by a lot of luck. Make sure not to overdraft him as there is a much better chance that he disappoints as opposed to coming reasonably close to living up to expectations many have for him.
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